Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas Bloggies!!!

I've been quite busy with family things the past few days, so here we go with a super update! On Wednesday, I went out to lunch with my sister to CHIPOTLE!!!!

I got a steak bowl and Heather got a chicken bowl.

We did a bit of shopping, I came home and made a loaf of banana bread.

The recipe came from a Shaker cookbook.

Shaker Banana Bread

1/2 c butter
1 c sugar
2 eggs
2 mashed bananas
2 c flour
5 T buttermilk
1/2 t salt
1 t baking soda

Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and bananas. Add one cup of the flour and half of buttermilk alternately. Add salt and baking soda to remaining flour. Stir in second flour mixture and remaining buttermilk alternately. Turn into well greased 9x5 loaf pan. Bake at 325° for one hour.

My brother Ryan and his girlfriend Heather showed up from NYC!

We went to the first Max & Erma's in German Village. Ryan & Heather both got garbage burgers.
I got a mushroom-cheddar burger.

Tuesday night I got to go out with my bestie from high school, Kim! We had way too much fun!! And I have no idea who that bald dude is behind us, whatev.

Thursday I was just a teensy bit hungover and didn't take any food pics!! :P My sister and I went to the mall and got some avocado chicken egg rolls from California Pizza Kitchen, they were NOMTASTIC!!! We got the rest of our Christmas shopping done, headed home and wrapped up the last of our presents. Our family always goes out for Chinese food on Christmas Eve before church. We went to Joey Chang's and had a great meal, their food is super! And it's fun to get a bunch of dishes and share with everyone.

Christmas morning, we woke up to mom's Christmas casserole, it was soooo gooood!!

I had a wonderful breakfast of banana bread, coffee cake & casserole!! :)

After opening our presents, mom & I set up the bar with the appetizer smörgåsbord!!

Let's see--pickles, green & kalamata olives, fruit cake, peanut brittle, Jarlsberg & cheddar cheez, cheezball, Jarlsberg dip, crackers, summer sausage & mulled wine.

And here's the girls--Meg & the two Heathers :)

My sister always makes corn-bake for holidays and coordinates with a cute paprika decoration!

Twice baked potatoes :) nommy!!!!

Goofing around waiting for the roast beef to finish cooking...

Arrrrrgh!! Hurry up beef--we're getting hungry!!!

Ryan making asparagus

And we're still waiting for the roast to finish. I will post an update when we've got everything plated!!!



Here we go!!! The beef finished cooking (finally!) and we chowed down! :D

Tonight we're going to digest our nommy beef dinner and go to see It's Complicated. I don't think the WHOLE family has been to a movie together in YEARS!!! I'll let you know how it is. :) Hope y'all have a great Christmas!!!


Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

Merry Christmas, Meggie!!! CUTE photos :)

Christie @ Honoring Health said...

Merry Christmas, Meggie!

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